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  •  Thanks for doing this important post Magnifico. It (12+ / 0-)

    was on my least of things to do, but so depressing I've kept putting it off.  And, you've done at at least 400% better than I was even imagining.

    Thanks again. Your post should be at the top of the Rec list.

    What really cheesed me off and extra amount beyond usual was that Congress insisted on stuffing in money for obsolete programs the DoD and President Obama want to close.

    Now that we've fixed government revenue at 18% of GDP while spending 23% and need to reduce government spending, every dollar not taken out of bloated military spending will come out of Medicare, Medicaid, Amtrak, the NSF etc.

    We can no longer look the other way, under the presumption that military spending not essential for real national security can be thought of as Keynesian stimulus. Yes, we need stimulus but it must be focused on creating jobs in the US with real productive investment just as bridge building, repairing roads, and upgrading electrical grids, not leaving tanks to rot in far away deserts.

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 05:14:54 PM PST

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